Ira Rechtshaffer

In by Erik Pema Kunsang

I hold a PhD in Buddhist studies and have been a Buddhist practitioner for approximately 40 years.  I’ve practiced Zen Buddhism in Japan for four years, have been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1976, and have taught Buddhism in various seminaries,  contemplative centers and graduate school programs.  I am a practicing psychotherapist, integrating Buddhist with Western psychology, attempting to bring ‘soul’ back into the helping profession. My recently published book, Mindfulness and Madness: Money, Food, Sex and the Sacred, has been published by John Hunt Publishers and has received 5 star reviews on Amazon.